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Enjoy these pictures of birds and flowers.
Purple vine that is new to me, do not know the name but it is lovely.
Birds in the sunflowers. Many times we have Goldfinches who are too shy for the camera.
See the hummingbird? Sometimes we get two or three fighting for territory.
What is in your garden right now?
I grew Moon Flowers once! They were gorgeous!! I should try them again!
We have similar gardens! Including the Hummingbird feeder!
Did you ever notice how many bees and flies are attracted by the Sedum? They root really easy as well.
Thanks for sharing!
I had not noticed the bee and fly action around the sedum but I will be looking for it now.
I like the obedience plants- very distinctive looking!
And it comes back every year.
Nice shot of the hummingbird.
Love sunflowers. We don’t have enough sunlight to get them to grow. Oh how I wish we could. I try every year.
Thats too bad. They do a great job of attracting goldfinches who wouldn’t come back no matter how long I stood on the porch like a statue.
Thank you for sharing the lovely photos! Hummingbirds are so amazing — I imagine they are rather tricky to photograph. Nice job!
I have a friend who calls it “disobedient plant” because it has spread all over her garden and she has to work like crazy to keep it under control. It’s so pretty and easy to grow, though, that it’s hard to resist.
Your mystery purple vine looks like hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus), which I’ve been growing for years. It won’t survive the winter, but it will produce plenty of seed to share and grow for yourself. In addition to the ones I planted beneath the trellis, a couple volunteered in my garden this year: one grew up through a magnolia, and people are always stopping to ask what kind of tree that is; another has woven its way along the ground in one of the borders, sending up crazy purple flower spikes throughout. I like both effects so well I just may plant some intentionally in those places next year!
So will the Hyacinth Bean completely take over a trellis like Morning Glories do?
Oh, yes. And any other structure near it as well. I got mine in a little late this year, so they haven’t swallowed the entire side of the house just yet. Most years we start calling them “the bean that ate Lexington” around the end of August. It’s probably a very good thing they don’t survive the winter around here; we would probably have lost the house to them by now.
I have been given this seed many times and planted it many times without success. This year it finally came around. I am thinking of getting a climbing rose to allow something for the vine to climb up on.
Ive been trying to shoot our little hummingbird for a while now but never have the camera close by for when he visits. Nice photographs!
I found I have to stand stock still for several minutes before I can take a picture. It has to be a planned activity. Glad you enjoyed them.
Lots in our garden too but after tonight, who knows? We expect a frost. Love the pictures.
We are not due to have frost for another week or so. Some of my plants will go on, such as the impatiens and pansies.
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